Los Rios Park is located in the historical Los Rios Street District, which is a landmarked area of San Juan…More Capistrano, but this new park was actually dedicated in 2009. The district was in much need of parking, so a large lot was created along with the park.
Although modern in design, the park retains the small-town character that is native to the area. It is adjacent to the historic Montanez Adobe and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The park has a play area for children as well as picnic and recreation areas. There are restrooms. Walking paths connect to the Trabuco Creek Trail and the train station. The park is operated by the City of San Juan Capistrano.
Cook - La Novia Park La Novia Ave & Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano, CA92675 Cook-La Novia Park is a L-shaped park behind St. Margaret's Episcopal School. There is an asphalt trail shaded with…More ample trees and plenty of green grass for picnics or other recreation. There are also two basketball hoops, a baseball diamond -- available for rent -- a playground and picnic tables and grills. There is ample parking as it's located alongside a business park.
Descanso Park 32400 Paseo Adelanto, San Juan Capistrano, CA92675 This small park is operated by the City of San Juan Capistrano and like all city parks it is open from sunrise to…More sunset. It is located right behind the historic Dance Hall Building. The city-sponsored bike trail and horse path both pass through the park so it's a great spot to stop for lunch or a rest. It features picnic tables, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, restrooms and a small equestrian arena. It is also located near City Hall, the Police Station and the Utilities station.
Los Rios Street Historic District Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano, CA92675 The Los Rios Street Historic District is the first street ever built in the town and it is best toured by foot. Parking…More is available on the other side of the train track near the station, or on the west side at the Los Rios Park. There are shops, restaurants and parks located on this side of the tracks, including some of the town's original and oldest buildings. The setting is picture-perfect, with gift stores stocked with swallow bird souvenirs and objects. The Los Rios Park is furthest to the west and has a modern play area for children. There is a petting zoo, a museum that celebrates the town of San Juan Capistrano and an old-fashioned tea parlor where it's nice to take a break and sit in the shade with a pot of tea.